September 20, 2007

AT LEAST THERE IS A BROOKLYN BRIDGE:

Belgium (Almost) Auctioned on eBay: The political problems in Belgium are mounting, as are the frustrations of the country's 10 million citizens. One man decided it was time to sell the country -- debt and royalty included. (der Spiegel, 9/19/07)

Getting rid of old stuff -- no matter how run down, shabby or broken -- has never been easier. Just advertise it on eBay and before long the bids add up, the auction comes to an end, and your junk has a proud new owner.

But what do you do if the broken object happens to be a European country like Belgium? Apparently, that too can be sold on the Internet auction site. After 100 days of watching his country fail time and again to set up a government following June 10 elections, teacher Gerrit Six decided to put Belgium up for sale.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 20, 2007 7:37 AM
Comments

Any bids?

Posted by: AC at September 20, 2007 10:03 AM

Maybe this belongs in the "NOTHING COSTS MORE THAN IT USED TO..." file?

Posted by: Just John at September 20, 2007 5:45 PM
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